Hi there !
This time I'm doing something completely different from what I usually do. I'm making catsuits ! Shiny, tight, sexy latex catsuits ! With seams and creases, all at the right places !
Update : Since 11/06/2020, you can use your catsuits in Bakes On Mesh mode. See this post for details.
Update : Since 10/12/2020 you can use the included Accessory HUD to modify the shine and tint of your neck piece and boots, see this post for details.
Update : Since February 14th 2017, this product also contains two pairs of latex boots to match your catsuits (Maitreya high feet only). They are not demonstrated in this post but are on this post. Check them out !
Here are a few videos to show the dynamic shine in action. And also for the pleasure of your eyes, of course !
You can find them exclusively on the Marketplace at these locations :
Please note that since 2017, September the 22nd, these HUDs are compatible with Lolas and Omega (provided you don't use an Omega relay because this is not guaranteed to work). See this post for details.
Update : If you bought your catsuits before 2016, December the 6th, there is an update for the Sheer, Transparent and Clear variants, as well as the Fatpack. Simply rez your updater(s) and you will get the new version, which contains additional bonuses such as 4 plain colors with holes for the breasts (sheer), 4 fishnet catsuits (transparent) and 2 clear suits with visible seams (clear). On top of it, the neck piece is now able to switch to mask mode just like the Bodysuits one. The Opaque variant does not need to be updated.
Before you read further, you must be aware of a few things :
1. They need you (and those who look at you, ideally) to have Advanced Lighting Model activated. With or without dynamic shadows doesn't matter, but ALM must be on for the shine to show.
To activate ALM, open your Preferences, go to "Graphics" and tick the "Advanced Lighting Model" checkbox, if not already done :
If doing so cripples your FPS (Frames Per Second, the speed at which your viewer renders your view in SL), just deactivate the dynamic shadows like this :
Of course there need to be local lights around, at the very least some sun. If you are in an area without any local lights, the latex won't shine, obviously. And you need to set your Maitreya HUD to shine at least a little (that's the "Glossiness" slider on the "Layers" tab) :
2. They work with Maitreya but also with any mesh body, hands, feet and breasts that are natively compatible with Omega (natively as in "don't need an Omega relay to apply" because not all Omega relays convey material information so your latex wouldn't shine, depending on your mesh body) or Lolas. To use with Omega, press the "Outer", "Inner" or "Tattoo" button in the lower par of the HUD after clicking on one of the color buttons. To use with Lolas, click on "Top" or "Bra" in the same area instead. See this post for details.
3. These catsuits are sold through my Maison De La Marquise brand. This is the brand I created for the Marketplace and I use it to publish the erotic movies I shoot. You won't find a vendor for these catsuits in world, they are sold on the Marketplace only. This is not really a problem for you but it's better you know this before you spend time looking for a vendor all over the grid :)
Now that this is out of the way, let's get to the good stuff.
The catsuits feature some really nice seams at the right places, as well as two zippers, and there is even an additional neck piece if you want your catsuit to go all the way up over the neck ! More about the neck piece below.
There are four variants of the catsuits, and for each variant, 27 colors and a few bonuses. Each product is a particular variant and there is a fatpack containing all four variants at a discounted price.
The colors match the ones of the Highbinder, Deluxe straps, Deluxe gag & blindfold and Body harness, and they are organized the same way, by groups of 9 like on the menus of the texture plugins of the aforementioned restraints. There is also a very nice warm white I call "Ivory", since of course the "custom" button of the plugins cannot be matched to any particular color, and we cannot tint an applier. You will find the exact tints below on this blog post, but also on the menu of each applier, so you can match the tint of your own gear if needed, whatever it is.
Here are the four variants :
The suits are completely opaque, nothing can be seen underneath. This is the perfect outfit for the strong super-heroine, the dangerous super-villainess, or if you just want to look sexy and sleek. In order to avoid having your mesh hair hide some of your catsuits due to SL's rendering issues with alpha sorting, I recommend activating "Mask Mode" on the Maitreya HUD for opaque catsuits, and then to modify the shine slightly on the same HUD, so the hands and feet switch too. This is a little quirk of the Maitreya mesh body, when you switch "Mask Mode" the hands and feet don't change until the shine does.
Please note that the neck piece automatically switches its blend mode to "none" when wearing an opaque catsuit, and "alpha blend" when wearing any other variant. But of course the main applier cannot do that, you need to switch to "mask mode" (equivalent of blend mode "none") manually on your mesh body HUD.
Bonus : Six military camouflage patterns. Woodland, jungle, desert, night, urban and snow :
These suits are a little see-through and daring, the latex is clearer where the suit is tighter, like real-life catsuits. Which means your shoulders, belly, thighs, breasts and butt will show through ! The effect is more pronounced on darker shades but is visible on lighter ones too. Of course, turn "Mask Mode" off on your Maitreya HUD or they will be opaque but without the shadow maps that the opaque catsuits have.
Bonus : Two cow pattern catsuits, one with the breasts covered and the other with the breasts free. Moo !
Update : Since 12/06/2016, this variant also includes four open-breasts catsuits. Black, ivory, blood and navy !
And like with the Bodysuits, you can easily set your sheer catsuit to Mask Mode on your Maitreya HUD, and switch on the neck piece as well by clicking on the "show neck" button on your Sheer Catsuit HUD. So you can obtain this result :
These ones are frankly transparent, they won't hide anything. But hey, catsuits are supposed to emphasize your body, not hide it !
Bonus : Nipple, pussy and butt pasties. And yes, they go all the way between the legs, so they really hide what must be hidden, and nothing else ! Unlike the other appliers, those two don't modify the neck piece, simply because they are often worn underneath a catsuit (I recommend switching "Mask mode" on for the layer you apply the pasties too if you do, so you can see both the pasties and the catsuit). And the shine you see on my skin is not latex this time, but sweat. It is hot inside these catsuits !
Update : Since 12/06/2016, this variant also includes four fishnet catsuits. Black, Ivory, Blood and Princess pink. This was a popular request, especially after the release of the Bodysuits !
These catsuits are so transparent that they are barely there ! Well, you see the tint, of course, but what you mostly see is the body underneath. A tight, shiny body !
Bonus : An invisible catsuit. Invisible ? Not exactly, the texture is invisible but it still shines like all the other suits ! It is just so transparent that you don't see any tinting, even the seams are perfectly transparent.
Update : Since 12/06/2016, this variant also includes two more "invisible" catsuits, but with visible seams this time. Black and Ivory :
Turn "Mask Mode" off on your Maitreya HUD or they will be invisible, except for the seams. In fact that allows you to do some interesting combinations, for example a black opaque catsuit on the Tattoo layer with a pink transparent (not clear) catsuit worn on the Underwear layer, both with "mask mode" on, gives you a black catsuit with a pink trim :
Be sure to wear the pink catsuit first then the black one, so your neck, gloves and sock match the black tint of the undermost catsuit. Also the neck won't have the trim, since it can display only one layer at a time. But it's still an interesting little feature.
There is not much to explain about the HUD, everything is pretty self-explanatory. Here is a screenshot of the opaque catsuits HUD :
If you click on any of the colored round buttons, it will activate an applier for Maitreya and prepare the Omega scripts (see below). The three groups of nine buttons each yield a different color, while the buttons on the bottom are the bonus appliers (here the camo suits, but there are others as you saw above).
If you use Omega, you have to click on "Outer", "Inner" or "Tattoo" after clicking on the round button you chose, to apply to your Omega mesh body. Attention, your mesh body must be natively compatible with Omega, it cannot rely on an Omega relay.
If you use Lolas, you have to click on "Top" or "Bra" after clicking on the round button you chose, to apply to your Lolas breasts.
For more information about how to use with Omega and Lolas, please refer to this post.
Clicking on the "M" symbol will give you a link to my Marketplace store.
Lastly, the two buttons on the upper left corner allow you to hide and show the neck piece, see below.
As pointed above, each variant has 27 colors plus a few bonuses, the colors matching the ones of several RealRestraint products. Here are the exact RGB values (the first number is the amount of red, the second one is the amount of green, the third one is the amount of blue) :
- Ivory : 247 242 223
- Copper : 120 51 15
- Gold : 252 194 0
- Black : 13 13 13
- Gunmetal : 66 56 51
- Steel : 128 128 128
- Slate : 112 128 143
- Silver : 191 191 191
- White : 255 255 255
- Blood : 117 10 10
- Red : 191 0 0
- Light red : 255 64 64
- Orange : 224 117 33
- Yellow : 252 219 20
- Light yellow : 255 245 176
- Dark green : 5 51 15
- Green : 8 120 38
- Lime : 89 242 128
- Navy : 20 41 66
- Blue : 26 94 217
- Azure : 94 176 255
- Indigo : 112 0 255
- Amethyst : 153 102 204
- Plum : 143 69 133
- Purple : 191 0 128
- Flesh pink : 204 138 128
- Princess pink : 245 194 194
- Woodland camo (4 colors) : 129 117 76 / 90 66 38 / 69 76 43 / 46 42 42
- Jungle camo (4 colors) : 191 189 134 / 125 133 95 / 76 85 69 / 67 73 58
- Desert camo (4 colors) : 251 230 203 / 200 167 134 / 148 107 55 / 110 71 28
- Night camo (4 colors) : 35 35 35 / 33 33 33 / 24 24 24 / 17 17 17
- Urban camo (4 colors) : 227 227 227 / 167 167 167 / 101 101 101 / 69 69 69
- Snow camo (4 colors) : 250 250 250 / 229 229 229 / 181 181 181 / 133 133 133
The neck piece
I like my catsuits to go high over the neck, that's why I made a special neck piece to complement your shiny look and cover more skin ! When you click on an applier on your HUD, the neck piece changes texture to the same one as the top, so it is always assorted nicely. Better yet, the patterns match so it will blend very well with the camo suits. You've seen the neck piece on pretty every picture on this post, but here is a closer look :
It is a fitted mesh attachment that uses a different protocol from the Maitreya applier one. This is why if you wear the neck piece and click on a button on your HUD, it will change texture immediately, while the Maitreya applier will ask you which layer to set it to. Also unlike the Maitreya mesh body, it only has one layer so you cannot make it display two catsuits at the same time. But since it is copiable, nothing keeps you from wearing two at the same time !
And since it is copiable and modifiable, nothing keeps you from turning it the color you want (or tinting and texturing it yourself), remove the script it contains, and wear it as a nice collar even without any catsuit.
Please note that the neck piece is absolutely not necessary for the products to work. You are free to wear it or not, your choice.
You can control the visibility of the neck piece with the two buttons on the upper left corner of the HUD :
That way you don't have to constantly wear and remove it. Typically when you press "Clear All Layers" on your Maitreya HUD, you then click on the "hide neck" button on the catsuits HUD.
By the way, the neck pieces contained in each product are exactly the same. It doesn't matter which HUD controls which neck piece, all the neck pieces work with all the catsuit HUDs.
Update : Since 12/06/2016 you can switch the neck piece from blend mode to mask mode and back, by clicking on the "show neck" button while the attachment is visible, just like the Bodysuits.
Update 2 : Since 10/12/2020 you can use the included Accessory HUD to modify the shine and tint of your neck piece as well, see this post for details.
Updating your catsuits
I keep working on my products even after releasing them, and when enough features have been added (or enough bugs have been fixed) I issue an update and send a notice to my RR group (join the RealRestraint Updates & Support group if you want to be notified). To get your updated product, or simply a redelivery, just rez the updater object on the ground near you and wait a little. The check is done automatically and the updater derezzes itself (it is copy so you don't lose it).
Where to buy
You can find the catsuits at my store on the Marketplace, each product is Modify (*), Copy and No-Transfer and costs L$600, or you can get all of them in the Fatpack for L$2000. Each box contains an updater to rez in case an update is available for this product, updates are always free. Also if you ever break your product, rezzing the updater will automatically get you a redelivery. Please note that since they are no-transfer, there is no refund so all sales are final, I can only refund double purchases. If you buy one variant, like it and decide to buy the fatpack afterwards, you can IM me so I refund you for the single variant, since it is also contained in the fatpack. That way you don't have to pay twice for the same product.
Please try the demo first !
Have fun !
(*) The neck piece is modify, the HUD itself is no-modify because the scripts are loaded with the UUIDs of the textures to apply. Resetting it would make them lose all those data and break the HUD, we can't risk that so the HUD is no-mod.
PS : My heels (not included) are from Mutresse (Volena for Maitreya and Slink). They're mod, so I have modified them to make them look latex, but they already look awesome out of the box.
PPS : I've been asked what is the point of buying the Opaque variant if you can make your Sheer catsuit opaque by switching the mask mode on your Maitreya HUD. It's simple, the opaque catsuits have shadows under the breasts, on the creases and seams to make them look less plain, but the sheer, transparent and clear catsuits don't since they're not opaque. That and the Opaque variant has the camo patterns. It comes down to a matter of taste and budget, really.